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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 31 May, 2020, 10:58:38 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 30 May, 2020, 06:29:04 AM »

I think the hard wear that would need to be installed would be a dead give away....

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 30 May, 2020, 05:41:04 AM »

UH oh.... Those bastards attacked my roses last year. I resorted to a chemical spray (Although it claimed to be organic) It's the only way.

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 29 May, 2020, 02:23:18 PM »

All my sweet pepper seeds have failed to germinate! :(

I really need a soft, long ... hosepipe (Stop it! I've re awakened my old knee injury and I can't cope with all the watering I need to do.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 29 May, 2020, 02:10:55 PM »

We can't even afford one of those alarms because the monthly fee is £18 plus the telephone landline charges. I know it's probably too late for us to get assistance...

I know that it is not often that we are able to provide more practical assistance than an ear but I would say that this is one of those occasions when an opportunity presents itself.  I would like to offer to pay towards this.  let's face it, if we add in landline charges of around £20pcm then the total monthly cost is going to be £38.  If 19 of us were to offer to support you then that would work out at about £2 each pcm. 

I would rather pay that for 12 months than towards Tom's Knighthood Fund.  I know that that money is going towards NHS charities and GoFundMe's profits but there is still a need for support for families.

Let us know how you feel about this.  If anyone else feels they could support a fellow Squaxx then maybe we can do something practical for a change.

Sorry I haven't replied earlier ...But I lost internet again! (  Have to rely on BT Hotspot for it... a friend lets me use his infinity package code... ) It's a very kind offer but... Mother would never allow it. 

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 21 May, 2020, 02:10:09 PM »

I can't add anything to this discussion. Our government bleeped up and is still bleeping up... partly because this country in my opinion simply cannot afford to be shut down any longer....

However on a personal note... My mother has a number of serious health conditions including Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, one working lung, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, skin infections on her legs and movement so restricted she is housebound without the use of a mobility scooter. So needless to say with all the above listed conditions she is at the highest risk of contracting Corvid 19. However, despite filling in a form over 3 weeks ago at the relevant government website listing her as extremely vulnerable. We have yet to receive any advice on how to self isolate and the special measures I should take in order to prevent my mother from becoming infected. We haven’t even had anyone approach us to ask if we required any kind of help.
In contrast two friends of mine who also fall into the extremely vulnerable category received information leaflets within days of the Corvid 19 lockdown was announced. Had we not been paying attention and my mother being housebound we might not have realized that she should self isolate. (Lucky neither of us are idiots) I only found out about the other special measures by having the leaflet read out to me over the phone by one of my friends.

I am now considering writing to my MP. Not being at least asked if we needed assistance is not acceptable. No wonder when I have applied for attendance allowance to help us financially my applications have been refused on the basis that she doesn't need help. Mother is a damned fall risk and I have to call for ambulance staff because she is too large for me to pick her up by myself. (Adrian said he could get her back up on his own..but I don't think he would be able to without him hurting himself so I wouldn't ask him for assistance)

We can't even afford one of those alarms because the monthly fee is £18 plus the telephone landline charges. I know it's probably too late for us to get assistance... but I want to try and make sure that should there be a second wave or even another disease (I don't think that this will be the last pandemic we face until the root cause of this virus is tackled... and that's going to be hard for a number of reasons) That my mother will get the support she needs.

Links / Re: Crap you really don't need but still want.
« on: 02 May, 2020, 03:35:57 AM »
Where do I begin?  :lol:

I'd love a solar powered water feature for my "garden" but even if I could afford to get it ... I am sure it would be stolen. Everyone knows that the security cameras round our flat are purely decorative.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 02 May, 2020, 01:36:55 AM »

Crossed fingers from me to.

Is it just my area or are people getting more lax with their social distancing? The security staff at the supermarkets are letting more people in instead of the one in one out policy. This means that the shops are more crowded and its difficult to maintain the proper distance. Some queeres are not keeping away from others... people are stopping and chatting to each other.  No one seems to care to stop them and I am sure that there are more cars on the road.

But the danger isn't over... far from it.. We are heading for a second wave at this rate... And the country can't afford it an not in just a financial way.


Off Topic / Re: Pub Quiz Questions
« on: 28 April, 2020, 05:59:31 AM »

If you are doing a picture round you can always have a round of identify the trade marks....

You can theme them to specific subjects....

Or if you want to be fiendish taking photos of parts ordinary objects from unusual angles is a good one.


Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 26 April, 2020, 08:18:37 PM »

Love it. I'm sharing....

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 April, 2020, 04:49:28 AM »

I am seriously beginning to loath this year....

Help! / Re: Web Cam advice
« on: 10 April, 2020, 12:16:28 PM »

You know it's OK to say I don'y know....

Help! / Web Cam advice
« on: 09 April, 2020, 02:24:24 AM »
Because of the Corona Virus Adrian's plans to have a D&D group have faltered. He want members of the group to meet "online" to play.

Well I have a problem with this. The webcam inside my laptop no longer works ... and the microphone doesn't work either. The problem with the microphone appears to be with the software which is Realtek keeps switching itself off whilst I am using it without even notification.  (Last year I volunteered to voice some NPC's for a game mod. As I couldn't get my voice recorded I had to leave the project.)

So I am thinking of saving up for a webcam. A search for recommendations suggests that this Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam model would be the best available. (If the suppliers ever get more stock)

My questions are as follows...

1/ Can you fine folks recommend the above web cam?

2/ How do I stop the Realtek program from sabotaging the sound? Can I remove this programme (As I have been informed that it isn't a very good system anyway) and replace it with a sound programme that is more amenable to commands. (To whit doesn't let me think it's recording sound files, only to find out that when you send them off... the person receiving them gets the glorious sound of silence because Realtek in its wisdom has turned off the recording without even telling you.) I've seen the programme turn off the recording without me touching ANYTHING...

3/ Adrian wants to use a app called "Houseparty" in order for us in the group to communicate. But there have been some rumors that it isn't very secure and that peoples personnel data has been site. What is you opinion? Is there a better free app that would be better?

4/  Can anyone recommend a "dice roll" programme. I know they exist. How do you integrate this into the visual feed?

Thanking you in advance...

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 08 April, 2020, 10:57:25 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mother recons that the two coloured ones are two variety of runner beans and the white one in the middle is a french bean.

Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« on: 07 April, 2020, 07:47:15 PM »

Just sown some sweet pepper seeds.....Fingers crossed.

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